A little fireside chat

As local residents hit the road in July and August for summer vacation, fewer travelers are choosing to stay overnight in America’s national parks.
A recent USA Today study showed that while the number of visitors traveling to our country’s 397 national parks is up, the time spent per visitor is down 15 percent since 1991. More families are choosing to drive to places like the Grand Canyon or Joshua Tree but stay only for the day before leaving the park at night to head for a ...

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